2023 Texas Statutes
Insurance Code
Title 4 - Regulation of Solvency
Subtitle F - Reinsurance
Chapter 493 - Authorized Reinsurance; Credit and Accounting
Subchapter C. Credit for Reinsurance
Section 493.1035. Qualified Jurisdictions

Universal Citation: TX Ins Code § 493.1035 (2023)

Sec. 493.1035. QUALIFIED JURISDICTIONS. (a) The commissioner shall develop and publish a list of qualified jurisdictions in one of which an assuming insurer must be licensed and domiciled in order to be considered for certification by the commissioner under Section 493.1033 as a certified reinsurer. In developing the list, the commissioner shall consider the list of qualified jurisdictions published through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners committee process.

(b) In order to determine whether a jurisdiction of an assuming insurer located outside of the United States is eligible to be recognized as a qualified jurisdiction under Subsection (a), the commissioner shall evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of the reinsurance supervisory system of the jurisdiction, both initially and on an ongoing basis, and consider the rights, benefits, and extent of reciprocal recognition afforded by the jurisdiction to reinsurers licensed and domiciled in the United States.

(c) In order to be qualified a jurisdiction must agree in writing to share information and cooperate with the commissioner with respect to all certified reinsurers doing business in the jurisdiction.

(d) A jurisdiction may not be recognized as a qualified jurisdiction if the commissioner has determined that the jurisdiction does not adequately and promptly enforce final United States judgments and arbitration awards. Additional factors may be considered in the discretion of the commissioner.

(e) If the commissioner approves under this section a jurisdiction as qualified that does not appear on the list of qualified jurisdictions published through the National Association of Insurance Commissioners committee process, the commissioner shall provide documentation in accordance with rules adopted by the commissioner. The rules must include a requirement for a thoroughly documented justification of the approval.

(f) The commissioner shall include as a qualified jurisdiction under this section a United States jurisdiction that meets the requirements for accreditation under the National Association of Insurance Commissioners financial regulation standards and accreditation program.

(g) If a certified reinsurer's domiciliary jurisdiction ceases to be a qualified jurisdiction, the commissioner may suspend the reinsurer's certification indefinitely, instead of revoking the certification.

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 594 (S.B. 1070), Sec. 2.05, eff. September 1, 2017.

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